The objectives of Executive are to:

  • provide support to the Library's Council and Executive
  • liaise and act as a first point of contact with the Portfolio Department
  • undertake research into new ways of providing services to library users
  • manage/assist with the development of new services
  • provide support to collaborative initiatives undertaken on behalf of the Australian library sector
  • support fundraising and sponsorship programs.

Assistant Director-General

  • Ms Cathy Pilgrim


Executive Support

  • Ms Veronica Smith, Divisional Support Unit
  • Ms Elizabeth Mackenzie, Acting Council and Corporate Management Group Secretary
  • Ms Sarah Jaensch, Assistant to Director-General

Communications & Marketing, Community Programs and Performance Management

  • Ms Rosemary Turner, Director
  • Ms Mary-Louise Weight, Community Heritage Grants
  • Ms Tara Nichols, Acting Communications & Marketing Manager
  • Ms Sally Hopman, Media Liaison

Community Outreach

  • Ms Kathryn Favelle, Director
  • Mr Stuart Baines, Assistant Director
  • Mr Brendan Dahl, Acting Manager, Events & Education
  • Ms Antonia Kasunic, Manager, Community Partnerships & Development
  • Ms Kathleen Keane, Manager, Outreach Support


  • Dr Guy Hansen, Director
  • Mr Peter Appleton, Assistant Director

Publishing, Sales & Promotion

  • Ms Susan Hall, Publisher, NLA Publishing
  • Ms Candice Cappe, Manager, Sales & Promotion

Divisional Support

  • Ms Veronica Smith, Manager